Diet-induced menstrual irregularities: effects of age and weight loss.

  title={Diet-induced menstrual irregularities: effects of age and weight loss.},
  author={Ulrich Schweiger and Reinhold Gustav Laessle and Hildegard Pfister and C Hoehl and M Schwingenschloegel and Marion Schweiger and K. M. Pirke},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  volume={48 5},
Luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol (E2), and progesterone (P) levels were followed in 22 healthy, normal-weight women (aged 19 to 30 years) for a control and a diet menstrual cycle. During the diet cycle, they lost weight on a high-carbohydrate, vegetarian, 1000-calorie diet. During the control cycle, luteal phase in 5 subjects failed to meet the criteria: length greater than or equal to 8 days and P maximum greater than or equal to 6 ng/ml; during the diet… CONTINUE READING
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